Programme Planning Ahead

Warning: events, dates, times and starting locations are still subject to change. Events in white lettering have been confirmed. Events in grey are walks, red are admin events, yellow socials and blue trips, all awaiting approval.

Hitchin to Luton
David 07477004170
Busway bus to Luton interchange then 09.41 100/101  bus to Hitchin (Kingshott School/ St Ippolyts). Walk via St Paul's Walden, Whitwell and Peters Green back to the interchange for busway bus back to Dunstable.
09.05 Church St bus stop (Poundland/Winston Churchill)
About 13 ml.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
April Hostel Trip
Trip
Alan 07957 438153
This walking-hostelling trip will be from Friday April 5th - returning Tuesday April 9th.   We will stay 2 nights in the Swanage YHA. Then stay 2 nights in the Lulworth YHA. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements for accommodation. We'll be walking in country and the coastal path. We will have a planning meeting nearer the time to arrange car-sharing and food/catering.
Markyate
Day walk
Steve Goss 07935273417/01582731026
Markyate circular 13 miles. Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire Way through Jockey End to Great Gaddesden returning through Flamstead and along the Chiltern Way.
Priory school 9.30
13 miles late afternoon
Breachwood Green
Intermediate walk
Steve Johnstone 07749091000

This is a walk in and around Breachwood Green.  7.6 miles.
If you wish you can meet us at the start of the walk at the Red Lion Pub at Breachwood Green about 10.00.

Meet at the Yum yum at 09.30 am
Distance 7.6 miles
Lilley Circular
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Meet at the Winston Churchill bus stop  9.15am to catch any bus to the interchange to catch the 9.58am No 101 to Lilley.. A circular taking in a variety of footpaths & hills .Classed as a medium to hard walk remembering the time of year. Subject to timing we may be able to visit The Lilley Arms  before we make the return journey back to Luton or Dunstable.
Please call me if you wish to meet elewhere.
9.15am Church St bus stop to catch any bus to the Interchange.
Return late afternoon .
Distance max 6 miles.
Weatherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
Views of the Ver Valley
Half-day walk
Eila 07964291892
A nice reasonably easy scenic walk from Redbourn which has a pub and cafe for refreshments at the end of the walk.
9.30 Priory School
5 Miles, expect to be back in Dunstable before about 2.00 (depending on refreshment stop).
Pirton
Half-day Walk
Steve Johnstone 07749091000

A walk in and around Pirton.
If you wish you can  meet us at the start of the walk at St Mary's Church Pirton 10.00 am

Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30 am
Distance 6.5 miles
Edlesborough/Ashridge/College Lake or Tring
Medium/hard walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Edlesborough, Ivinghoe Beacon, Ashridge Monument Cafe, Aldbury, Grand Union Canal with a finish at either College Lake or edge of Tring
Plenty of hills on this walk with a few stiles
61A bus Dunstable/Edlesborough 9.17 a.m.
61 bus College Lake or Tring 2.35 p.m.
Yum Yum West Street 9.05 a.m.
Return Dunstable 3.15/3.30 p.m.
Approx 9/10 miles
Committee Meeting
Meeting
Carolyn or Gill
Carolyn secretary: c.cooper47@icloud.com. Venue: The Globe pub, Winfield Street, LU6 ILS. Meeting open to members to observe.
7.30pm
Weatherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Sharpenhoe and Sundon Hills.
Day Walk
Tony Woodward 07594532429
Walk starts off across Bramingham Park, to Streatley church, then through allotments to Sharpenhoe Clappers. We then go across Sundon Hills to Upper Sundon with a stop at the Red Lion for refreshments. Return across fields to the start. An easy paced relatively flat walk.
Walk starts from car park off Freemans avenue behind Brim & Crown pub, next to Sainsburys.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am or Bramingham (see above) 10.00 am
Distance 9 miles approx.
Return 3.30 pm approx
Blows Downs Easter Sunday Walk
Intermediate walk
Steve Goss 01582731026 07964291892
Steve is repeating this popular walk, with a few changes, up and along the Downs. There are some climbs involved. There were loads of bluebells last year.
9.30 Wilcos/Yum Yum Car Park.
around 14.00 approx 7-8 miles
Bulbourne to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Bulbourne. Walk to Leighton Buzzard. F70/F77 bus back to Dunstable.
09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Bluebell walk
Intermediate walk.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Let's go and find some bluebells.  In and around Ashridge.
Meet at Priory at 9.30 am
Return 14.00 approx
Distance 7/8 miles.
Whiteleaf Hill
David 07477004170
Circular walk in the Chiltern AONB from Whiteleaf Hill car park taking in Great Hampden, Loosley Row, Lodge Hill, Bledlow, Princes Risborough. Hills, woods and valleys.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00
Dunstable circular
Easy walk with slight inclines
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Walk from Dunstable town centre to Gateway Dunstable Downs continue Whipsnade, Bison Hill, Gateway Dunstable Downs, Dunstable
Yum Yum West Street 9.15 a.m.
Dunstable 1 p.m.
5/6 miles
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
08.59 E bus to Toddington. Walk via Tingrith, Milton Bryan, Battlesden, Tebworth, Houghton Regis to the Gary Cooper.
08.55 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
The Viking Centre, Claxby
Bank Holiday Weekend
John Buckley
07976 611995
A return to Claxby, 3 nights away. Exploring more of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Ashridge Boundary
David 07477004170
Circular walk, way-marked, from the monument taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Golden Valley, Frithsden, Herfordshire Way, Icknield Way.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 16 ml. Return about 17.30
Coombe Hill the easy way.
Part day walk.
Don Snoad 01582 601852
A slow ramble in the Chiltern Hills, starting near the summit of Coombe Hill and going by Little Hampton and Dunsmore to return to the car park at High Scrubs.
Meet at 9.30 at Priory School
Distance 5 miles approx
Return 14.30 approx
Cardington Circular
Half-day walk
Wendy Hopkins 01582 602235/07712 336318

Come and discover some of the countryside and villages close to your County town - with a bit of history thrown in too. This flat walk is guaranteed to be stile free.

Meet at 1pm Wilkinson's Car Park
Return about 6.30pm
Approx 7 miles
Golders Hill Park to Parliament Hill
Mike's Midweek walk
Mike 07594 577129
Catching the 9.35am Greenline No  757  from the airport to Hendon Way. We will walk to & through Golders Hill Park up The Hill onto Hampstead Heath then  following the paths to Parliament Hill, before making our way down to pick the C4/11 back to Finchley Rd to catch to the 757 back to the Interchange where will pick up a bus back to Dunstable.

Classed as a medium walk with some hills but on good footpaths. Refreshments on route at the Cafe in Holders Hill Park if necessary.

Please contact me if you wish to meet elsewhere
8.30am Chuch at bus stop to pick the 8.45am A bus to the airport.
Return late afternoon.
Distance 6-7 miles.
Flamstead to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk via Gaddesden Row, Studham, Whipsnade to the Gary Cooper.
08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 mls
Pitstone Hill Circular.

Intermediate walk
Olwen 07415334251
Taking a leisurely pace over Pitstone Hill we follow the Ridgeway to Tring Station and on to the canal path to Bulbourne. We will take a small detour to the College Lake Cafe before back to the canal path to Marsworth and onto Pitstone, it's windmill and then up the hill back to the car park.
Meet Priory School at 9.30.
Return 3.30 approx
Distance 10 miles approx
Wheathamsted circular
Day Walk
Peter Astier 01582 490085
Peter's walk will begin at the Black Bull car park and progress to Lemsford via Saul Wood, Ayott Green, Brocket Park, and Lemsford. Returning via Brocket Hall, Cromer Hyde, Symonds Hyde Great Wood, Colemans Green, then along Devils Dyke to Wheathampstead. There are possible pub stops at Ayot Green, Lemsford and Coleman Green. Let Peter know if you intend to join him at The Bull car park. mobile 07847 659156, 07547 893704. peter.astier@yahoo.co.uk.
9.30 Yum Yum
4pm 12 mls
Weatherspoon Wander
Peter Astier 01582 490085
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Ouse Valley Way.
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992

A leisurely walk from Willington Dove Cote along the river Great Ouse to Tempsford, then returning via Blunham along the Sandy to Bedford cycle way.

Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Distance 11 miles
Return 16.30 approx
Wilstone Reservoir Circular Walk
Half-day
Russell Harden 07904167604
A  circular walk starting at Wilstone Reservoir car park, heading along the Lower Icknield Road we pass by P.E.Mead & Sons farm shop and cafe and on to the Grand Union canal where we pass by Startops Reservoir and perhaps a stop at Blue Bells tearoom then onto Marsworth Reservoir and join the Wendover Arm, we’ll pass by Tringford Reservoir and the pumping station and make our way to Wilstone Reservoir where we can pop into the Hide and view the water foul, “so don’t forget your binoculars” We end the walk back at the car park which is free.

 Easy to Medium mainly flat Walk

Meet at the Yum Yum 9.30am
Return 1.30 - 2pm
Distance 6 miles
Stopsley to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.15 busway bus to Luton station then 09.41 100/101  bus to Stopsley (Jansell House). Walk via Galley Hill, Sundon, Chalton, Houghton Regis to the Gary Cooper.
09.05 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml.
Kensworth to Studham Circular
Intermediate walk
Olwen 07451334251
We will walk at an easy pace from Whipsnade Heath to Old Kensworth. Then up the hill to Kensworth and on towards Holywell and on to Studham. We will then follow the Chiltern Way to Whipsnade.
Meet Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 approx
Distance 8 miles approx
Little Brickhill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Little Brickhill taking in Caldecotte Lake, GU Canal, Great Brickhill.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
A visit to the Full Moon.
Part day walk.
Don Snoad 01582 601852
A slow ramble in the Chiltern Hills.  Starting in Wiggington Village, the route takes us to Hawridge and Cholesbury, stopping off for refreshment at the Full Moon P.H and returning to Wiggington via Hastoe
Meet at the Yum Yum/Wilko's car park. 9.30 am
Return 14.30 approx
Distance 5 miles.
Weatherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Chipperfield Circular.
Day Walk
Cliff Shaw 07766958133
Circular walk from Chipperfield Common via Kings Langley.
Meet at Priory School. 9.30 am
Distance 6.5 miles approx
Return 13.30 approx
Slip End wander
Half-day walk
Eila 07964291892
An easy walk. Going up to Pepperstock, Slip End, touching Caddington and back to Stockwood Park. There are also nice gardens and a tea room there if people want to use them.   It is fairly flat, without stiles, but if we have rain it maybe a little muddy in places.
9.30 Wilco/Yum Yum car park
Return about 2.00 pm 5-6 miles
Nicky Line Redbourn/Hemel Hempstead
Short easy walk with slight inclines
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Redbourn Common with optional tea and cake at the cafe on the Common, continue Nicky Line to Hemel Hempstead.

34 bus Dunstable/Redbourn 9.05 a.m.
Return 46 bus Hemel Hempstead to Luton then bus back to Dunstable
Meet Yum Yum West Street 8.55 a.m.
Return Dunstable 2/3 p.m.
Approx 5 miles
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.30 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard. Circular walk then F70/77 back to Dunstable
09.20 High Street North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 mls
Kensworth Circular
Half-day walk
Gill 07903 801203

Starting at The Farmers Boy pub in Kensworth, we walk through some rural Kensworth, across Dunstable Downs (including a café/loo stop) and through Whipsnade, finishing at The Farmers Boy for lunch/drinks. A moderate level walk, mainly level, with a few inclines.

9.30am Priory School or 9.50am at Farmers Boy.
5 miles/1.00pm finish
Clophill Circular.
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992

A circular walk from Clophill, beginning on the High St. at the Old Church Path, passing around  Chicksands and going through Shefford, Meppershall and Upper Gravenhurst.

Meet at French's Avenue at 9.30 am
Distance 12 miles
Return 16.30 approx
Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard
Mike Mid week Walk
Mike 07594577129
Walking north from Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard along the Grand Union Canal with a Lunch stop (Optional) at The Globe pub.Booking required with myself details to be agreed later. Classed as easy walk along the canal footpath.
9.50am High St North bus stop to pick up the 10am no F77 to Bletchley .
Return late afternoon from Leighton Buzzard if dining.
Distance 5/6 miles.
Flamstead to Luton
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk to Luton interchange via Harpenden and Batford. Return to Dunstable via busway bus.
08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 mls
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Whiteleaf Hill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Whiteleaf Hill car park taking in Lower Cadsden, Little Hampden, Great Missenden, Prestwood. Hills, valleys, woods.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00
Silsoe Circular walk
Intermediate walk
Sylvia Pidgeon 07587 185176
 Starting from Wrest Park taking in Higham Gobion, Shillington, and Gravenhurst.
Refreshments available at the end in Wrest park. Possible pub stop en route.
Meet at 9.30 at French's Avenue
Return 3pm approx
Distance 8/9 miles.
Leighton Buzzard to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.30 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard. Walk via Woburn Deer Park to Toddington. 15.20 E bus to Gary Cooper.
09.20 High St North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 ml
Redbourne ramble
Half-day afternoon walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
An afternoon  stroll from Redbourne to Flamstead.  Not quite the longest day. Hoping for a drink at end of walk and possibly at Flamstead.
Meet at Priory at 13.30 pm
Return 18.00 approx
Distance 7 miles approx
Wheathampstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wheathampstead car park (behind the Bull) taking in Blackmore End, Whitwell, Kimpton.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00
Ridgmont/Eversholt/Woburn
Easy walk with some stiles and slight inclines
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Ridgmont/Eversholt/Woburn Park walk, part of the Greensands Ridge Walk
47 bus Dunstable to Ridgmont 8.48 a.m. 47 bus Woburn to Dunstable 1.52 p.m.
Asda 8.40 a.m.
Approx 2.30 p.m.
6 miles
Dunstable to Harpenden
David 07477004170
Walk from Dunstable to Harpenden for fish 'n' chips at Godfreys, calling at Harpers for elevenses on the way. 321 and busway back to Dunstable.
09.10 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml.
Woburn
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Woburn car park taking in Potsgrove, Battlesden, Milton Bryan, Eversholt, Husborne Crawley.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00
Wendover
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wendover library car park. Up to Wendover Woods than via Buckland Common and Swan Bottom back to the start. Woodland, hills and valleys so not flat.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 9 ml. Return about 15.30
PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Winslow
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Greyhound Lane car park, Winslow taking in Addington, Adstock, Great and Little Horwood, Swanbourne.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30
Day out in Oxford
Mike’s Midweek walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching a bus to Milton Keynes to pick up the X5 to Oxford, where you are free to do what you would like. We can walk along the Oxford Canal  & Thames on a circular walk  ( to be decided on the day subject to the weather ). We will pick a bus up back to MK to catch another bus back to Dunstable/Luton. Classed as a easy walk , with plenty of places for refreshments  if you don’t want to bring anything .
8.20am at High St North bus stop to pick up the 8.30 F70 to Milton Keynes.
Return late evening depending on time leaving Oxford & connecting bus home at MK.
Distance 5/6 miles
Orkney
Trip
Julian
07979 435856
We are looking to organise a trip to Orkney this summer. Highlights would be the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae, Maes How, The Old Man of Hoy as well as a day on Rousay and several days on Westray and some time in and around Stromness and Kirkwall. Estimated dates would be from approx 19th July and returning on the 1st August.
Tring Circular
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07584 577129
Starting from Tring Town Centre a circular walk taking in a variety of paths through Tring Park & surrounding countryside. Classed as a medium to hard walk  with a steep hill at the beginning or end depending on what route we take. Refreshments available at the start & finish.
Meet 9.05am West St Bus stop to pick up the 9.17am No 61A to Aylesbury.
Return by 4pm to Dunstable.
Distance 6/7 miles.
Little Venice to Green Park
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Catching the 9.35 am  757 from Luto Airport  to Lords Cricket Ground , walking along the Regents Canal to Little Venice & the Paddington Basin to Paddington Station. Continuing to Hyde Park where walk to Hyde Park Corner along the Serpentine. Subject to time we can walk down to Buckingham Palace & around the lake in St James Park. You have two choices to pick up the 757 back to Luton Interchange to catch a bus back to Dunstable. ( Hyde Park Cirner or Victoria Greenline stop )

Classed as a easy walk with plenty of refreshment stops on route together with toilets.
Meet 8.30am Winston Churchill bus stop to pick up the 8.40 am No A to the Airport.
Return late afternoon .
Distance max 5-7 miles
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